Ibrahim al-Douri, the son of Saddam Hussein’s right-hand man, was killed in Iraq on Monday just a few days after the death of his notorious father Izzat al-Douri.
Security Sources announced that Ibrahim al-Douri was killed during an operation by Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service in the strategic city of Tikrit on Monday.
Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, former Iraqi general and Vice Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, also was killed in Iraq on Friday.
Results of the DNA tests conducted on his dead body also confirmed his identity as Izzat al-Douri.
“The final results prove that the body belongs to the criminal Izzat al-Douri,” Iraqi Kataib Hezbollah Group’s Spokesman Jaafar Husseini said, adding that his DNA had gone under test in specialized hospitals.
“We are 100 percent sure,” he added.
Al-Douri, 73, was a former Iraqi general and a commander of the Army of Saddam Hussein’s regime. He was an Iraqi military commander and Vice Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council, until the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq.
Following the US invasion, he escaped and remained at large. But after a few months, intelligence reports showed that he was leading rebel operations in the country.
Al-Douri masterminded and led terrorist operations, especially those of the Al-Qaeda in Iraq.
Regional intelligence agencies had chased him down in Western and Northwestern Iraq.
Al-Douri was one of the main officials of Saddam Hussein’s chemical arms program and played a major role in the chemical attacks on Iran during the 1980s war as well as the attack on the Northern Iraqi city of Halabche that killed 5,000 civilians.
According to Iranian and Russian intelligence, he provided terrorists in Syria with chemical agents and trained them to manufacture chemical weapons.